Welcome to CharlieMcCann.co.uk


Welcome to the blog of Charlie McCann, former talkSPORT racing correspondent for the best part of a decade and tipster and sports betting industry expert with over 17 years of experience of working for major bookmakers.

I'll be bringing you my free daily racing tips ahead of the following day's action and mid-morning updates in lieu of going changes and significant market movers. I will also preview all the major sporting events in football, cricket and NBA.

My thoughts and opinions are just that and I will make no guarantees, but we won't lose for want of trying!

Welcome aboard.

Charlie

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Latest Betting Articles

Horse Racing

Seddon the star turn at Stratford

7 July 2020

Pondus to land the Roscommon feature

The ground was described as good at Pontefract at Monday morning ahead of today’s card but there is the distinct possibility of rain – some heavy – during racing and...

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6 July 2020

For Good Measure the ew recommendation in Summer Cup

It is possible that Saturday’s Derby winner Serpentine will go on to become a champion, but it is far more likely that jockey Emmet McNamara simply “stole” the Epsom classic...

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3 July 2020

A Russian Emperor may foil an English King in The Derby.

The Derby will take place behind closed doors this afternoon with three-and-a-half-miles of perimeter fencing around Epsom although a maximum of two owners per horse will be allowed on track...

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3 July 2020

Finely Tuned set for big run in Haydock finale

Soft ground forecast for Haydock Park - today’s feature nine-race card. In the opener King’s Charisma carries a 6lbs penalty for scoring at Redcar last week, but that is largely...

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1 July 2020

(Olly) Murphy’s Law did the trick on Wed – perhaps (Oisin) Murphy can weave his Magic at Wolves

A decent card at Wolverhampton to look forward to this evening and the hope is that Magic J (5.00) is more amenable to restraint back down to the minimum trip...

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Sports Betting Tips & News

Having been a sports nut all my life, and having my playing career curtailed by chronic arthritis, I was fortunate enough to become a racing tipster/correspondent for talkSPORT for almost a decade before working in the betting and gaming industry for the best part of 20 years.

I have been fortunate enough to spend a lot of my working life studying horse racing betting form, watching countless hours of sport and researching betting markets to find value bets on a range of sporting events although horseracing would form the majority of my own bets.

I would say that handicap chases are my specialism over jumps and I usually concentrate on races over a mile and above on the flat. I know a number of racing professionals who feel sprint handicaps can be very profitable on the level, but I tend to swerve them on a day-to-day basis save the major flat meetings.

I bet in small stakes these days and, although it remains a passion, it's first and foremost a hobby, but I would like like to think my humble opinion will enhance your betting entertainment and experience and this site exists for that reason.

Free Daily Horse Racing Tips

Horse racing has always been my biggest betting interest. It's rare that a day goes by where I haven't had an interest in a race. I'll review races daily and will post my daily horse racing tips the afternoon/evening before racing goes ahead. I hope to provide tomorrow’s market movers the day before racing.

But we know things can change and the more knowledge we have the more informed and profitable it will become. Thus, I'll post regular updates with going news, market moves and updated recommendations throughout the day.

Football Betting

You may be aware that I am a fervent Evertonian, but I'm also a huge football fan in general and watch many leagues and competitions. I will also be posting my regular football betting thoughts especially on the Premier League and major European competitions. It can be quite niche, player bookings, correct scores or even man of the match - but it's all based on research and hopefully will net us a profit.

Online Sports Betting

I will be posting my thoughts on all major sporting events that I have an opinion on especially cricket, darts and golf. I've made some good profit on cricket over the years and made some close friends in the darts world. I'll share any bets I fancy. I hope they're lucky for you.

Responsible Gambling

I couldn't write a betting blog without a section dedicated to responsible gambling. Betting can be addictive. As I said above, this site is intended as a resource to make betting more enjoyable and that's all.

Don't chase losses.

Set limits.

Enjoy.